When the day with the longest night arrives, join us in a candlelit St Giles’ at Midwinter to ruminate the past or contemplate the future. Music begins for an hour from 6.30pm on Friday 21st December.
The lead up to Christmas is always a busy time of year and if you’re in need of a ‘chillax’, do pop in. With organ music by Glass, Richter, Einaudi and others – take a break from the Christmas buzz and sip on a glass of wine. The music will be quite serious at times – but hopefully quite meditative as well. Feel free to have a walk around church or sit back in a pew and relax. Stay as long as you like.
Entry is free and wine will be available to buy. Donations welcome.
Our 2018 Remembrance events at St Giles’ brought together scouts, schools, councillors, choirs and charities to remember Camberwellians caught up in the events of World War I over a century ago.
Our ‘Music and Stories for a past Century’ concert was particularly moving. We heard period numbers from the music halls such as ‘Wot cher on the Old Kent Road’ to Jerome Kern’s beautiful song, ‘They didn’t believe me’. We heard contemporary compositions too, such as ‘Who’s for the trench?’ from ‘The unknown Soldier’ by Jonathan Dove.
After the Act of Remembrance at 11am on Sunday 11th November, a ‘Come and sing’ choir began rehearsing with soloists Matthew Duncan (Baritone) and Fae Evelyn (Soprano) to perform Fauré’s beautiful requiem in the evening. Finzi’s Bagatelles were also performed by Aga Serugo-lugo. Music by composers involved in the war – such as Finzi – as well as George Butterworth, Roger Quilter, Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gurney was also performed.
If you couldn’t make the concert, all the music is now available on our St Giles’ YouTube music channel which you can access below. Please be sure to give us a ‘thumbs up’ if you enjoy it!
Join us at St Giles’ for our ‘original’ carol service at 6.30pm on Sunday 16th December.
November has seen St Giles’ host a variety of concerts, from Album launches to operas. Our ‘Camberwell Remembers’ concerts were also very successful and has kept everyone involved in music at St Giles very busy indeed. But the weekend of the 15th and 16th of December will be the busiest time of the year!
After Organoke the night before, join us in a candlelit St Giles’ to hear and sing along with Victorian Christmas carols with readings. Mulled wine will be available and the service will last around an hour. Entry is free and donations are welcome.
Music & stories for a past century is an informal concert marking the centenary of the end of World War I. The aim is to make a connection with the people who lived and worked in the streets of Camberwell and South London a hundred years ago. We hope to look at Camberwell life before the war and how it changed – through historical accounts, stories and music.
All are very welcome to attend. Doors open at 6pm and music starts at 6.30pm. Entry is free but seats are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Donations gratefully accepted.
St Giles’ will be marking the centenary of the end of World War I with a performance of Fauré’s beautiful Requiem. The concert will take place in St Giles’ at 6.30pm on Sunday 11th November – Remembrance Sunday.
The first half of the concert will feature soloists Fae Evelyn (Soprano) and Matthew Duncan (Baritone). Matthew will sing ‘Songs from a Shropshire Lad’ by George Butterworth. The Requiem will follow in the second half.
On Wednesday 7th November at 6.30pm, St Giles’ Church will host an informal concert marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
‘Music & Stories for a past century’ will feature period music with letters and accounts about the people who lived in Camberwell a century ago.
Like many communities, Camberwell changed dramatically during the war and there are fascinating stories about how local people adapted to a new way of life. There will be accounts of the 1917 zeppelin airship raid on Camberwell and a description of what a night out at Camberwell Palace of Varieties might have entailed in 1914. Poignantly, letters from ex-pupils of Wilson’s Grammar school to their old headmaster will be read.
The concert will feature the 23rd Camberwell Scout Group and music will be provided by Camberwell Community Choir and Year 6 pupils from Lyndhurst Primary School.
All are very welcome to attend this free, community event. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 6pm and refreshments will be available. Approximate length: 75 mins.
Join us for harvest choral evensong sung by St Giles’ choir and friends! Please come and support this free event which has some very accessible church music.
Music will include Dyson’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F major and Edward Elgar’s ‘Fear not, O Land’. The organ will be played by Marilyn Harper and conducted by Ashley Valentine.
If you or anyone you know has sung in a choir before and would like to help us sing, please let us know. Registration will be at 12.45pm and rehearsal starts at 1pm. To let us know you’re coming please email firstname.lastname@example.org